The Backbone of Ontario’s Agriculture
Over twenty-five thousand migrant farm workers from Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, come to Ontario, Canada every year. Enlace Community Link is committed to welcoming these farmworkers as part of the support network during their stay in Canada.
About Enlace Community Link
Every year over twenty-five thousand migrant farmworkers – from Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean – come to Ontario, Canada as part of the Temporary Foreign Workers Program (TFWP), and particularly, the Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program (SAWP).
Agriculture is an essential activity in the Canadian economy, and currently, migrant farmworkers are vital to agriculture in Canada. The economic impact of migrant farmworkers is positive for the Canadian economy, benefiting the agricultural sector and local communities while also helping to ensure Canada’s food production, supply, and food security.
Migrant farmworkers come to Ontario farms for up to eight months, where they face and experience many challenges due to language and cultural differences.
Enlace Community Link is committed to welcoming farmworkers to Ontario, offering them support services, and helping them understand their rights and responsibilities. Enlace Community Link is a Toronto-based organization primarily comprised of Spanish-speaking volunteers. We are committed to welcoming farmworkers in Ontario, offering them support services, and acting as a link to resources available to them. To this end, Enlace organizes programs and activities during the year, and maintains regular channels of communication with farmworkers in the region.
Be a Part of Something Bigger: Our Work, Events, and Volunteers
Enlace organizes recreational events for workers’ communities across Ontario. These events create spaces for workers to gather, socialize, find identity, and relax alongside other workers and members of the local community.
Enlace organizes fundraising events to raise funds that benefit the migrant farm workers. These events also foster and preserve Mexican cultural traditions. It is important to preserve our cultural heritage, because it keeps our integrity as people and ensures to be transmitted from one generation to the next.
Enlace Community Link is a group comprised solely of volunteers that focuses on organizing activities geared towards the wellbeing of farmworkers in Southern Ontario. Volunteers are always welcome. Join our network of volunteers and let’s make a difference together in the lives of the migrant farmworkers.